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Jon Gruden out?

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This is a shock. I thought that we were finished with coaches being fired, and this was the last one I thought would be fired as well. Bruce Allen is gone as well.

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What?

I cant believe it

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What?

I cant believe it

I know you're saying it as a figure of speech...but Adam "I Never Report a Lie" Schefter broke the news, so it's true. Gruden's done in Tampa.

Gruden AND Allen must've really had a falling out with the owner to lose their job. Things were looking relatively stable over there.

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I'm watching it on Sportscenter I am stunned.

if the Jets are smart they call him post haste.

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This is a big shock. I didn't see this coming.

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I, as a Bucs fan, didn't see this coming. I think that's a good thing for Jon. When Monte announced he was leaving to join his quitter son, the team :censored: the bed losing four straight when they needed to win one. I guess a lot of fans and players don't like him so who knows. I just don't see any big names to come out and be the coach/gm unless they will lure Bill Cower or someone out of retirement. Those HOF coaches won't come out to coach a team of stars in their late 30's though.

On a side note...next up for my teams...firing of Michel Terrien in Pitts. And on yet another side, rvrdgsfn, I leveled you up.

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Dear NY Jets Organization,

Interview Gruden now.

Man this is a huge opportunity for the Jets if they can snag him

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Dear NY Jets Organization,

Interview Gruden now.

Man this is a huge opportunity for the Jets if they can snag him

Screw that. Go straight to sliding a contract and pen across the table. No interview necessary.

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I'm watching it on Sportscenter I am stunned.

if the Jets are smart they call him post haste.

And if Gruden's smart, he tells Woody Johnson to go cram it unless Favre gets sent packing.

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In a way, I am not shocked, especially my brother, a season ticket holder was asking for his firing in December. Since Kiffin left, they have apprently decided to blow it up and start over since Bruce Allen is gone too.

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:shocked:

Well, I'm a bit shocked. No, let me reword that. I'm absolutely stunned. And I as well would be absolutely :censored: ing livid had Bruce Allen not been axed as well. But truth be told, Bruce Allen needed to go long ago. Gruden was just (worthy) collateral damage IMO. It's definitely not a good way to can a coach who brought you tons of success, but the Glazers are completely classless and will unceremoniously drop just about anyone. Just look what they did to Dungy.

I'm hoping for:

Raheem Morris

Mike Shanahan

Bill Cower

Tony Dungy (Yeah yeah, I know. Aint gonna happen)

Hats off to Gruden, he will forever be one of my favorite coaches and I have nothing but good wishes for him. I hope he finds a ton of success in the future. Just as long as it's not against the Bucs ;)

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Whatever. He did walk straight into a golden situation thanks to Dungy's hard work.

The supposed QB guru just never did develop one his entire time there... And was a complete a-hole.

Good for the Bucs - let's hope they promote Morris.

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According Mark Shlereth(sp?) and John Clayton, Gruden himself was totally caught by surprise with this. When asked what he thought Gruden's immediate plans were, Clayton said, "spending the weekend fuming over this." He also said early assumptions are that Morris will be promoted to Head Coach and some other guy, internally, to GM.

And screw you Jets fans. Come to St. Louis, Jonny! :)

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Mort is reporting on his ESPN radio show that apparently Glazer just called them in for a run-of-the-mill post-season/state of the team meeting and that a firing wasn't really in order, then things became really heated between the group and both Gruden and Allen end-up losing their jobs...they literally never saw it coming.

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I'll speak as the local Tampa-area Bucs fan...does the timing surprise me, yes. Does it surprise me that it happened not really. Gruden really hasn't succeeded where it counts (December and January) and the year he had the most success wasn't even his team, he just took what Dungy built. He''s been here 7 years and hasn't done a thing of his own.

All in all I am excited to see which direction the Bucs go, and I"ll be fine if Raheem Morris is promoted and the GM comes from within, I just don't remember his name.

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I watched this team lose the last 4 games, and I KNEW he was gonna get fired. Everyone lost hope in him this season.

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This didn't take long.... ESPN is reporting that Raheem Morris will become the Bucs next head coach and Mark Dominik Tampa's new GM.

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